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Day 24-Experiment in Living Spontaneously

I started my day at the clinic getting my monthly B12 injection.  I have been getting them for 26 years since the part of my intestine that absorbs B12 was removed during life saving surgery.   After I got my shot the nurse said ” I don’t know if you heard or not but there is a nation way shortage on B12 and we only have 10 doses left”.  Of course I was surprised!  I remember asking my doctor, after my surgery, what would happen if I didn’t get the B12 shots.  He said ” you go crazy and eventually die”.

Perhaps more than what most people might be aware of, vitamin B12 is one exceptional vitamin that is essential for health and day-to-day living, even though it may be needed only in little quantities.  I won’t go into the long list of problems that can occur without it.

I was concerned when I talked to the nurse and as I was leaving the clinic but by the time I got to the car I had shifted into my go with the flow mind.  I began thinking about sublingual B12 that is absorbed under the tongue.  I also started to think about how if this would work, I wouldn’t have to go in to the clinic every month, pay for the shot and the clinic visit and I could get further off the medical grid.  I am very healthy so I only have to see a doctor a couple of times a year.  One of those times is for an annual physical that is required by the clinic so that I can get my prescription for B12 renewed.  Since I haven’t had insurance for a year I have to pay for it myself.   (I couldn’t get insurance because of a titanium plate in my wrist.  I am not kidding!)   Now I am thinking this B12 shortage might be a positive thing in the long run.

Of course I didn’t find anything on the internet about a B12 shortage because the medical community is really good about keeping things like that undercover.  I did find a reference to it in an animal chat room where a person who gets B12 shots for her dog heard it from her vet.  Now to research resources for sublingual B12, which by the way, I had asked my doctor about years ago and was told it wasn’t the best way to take B12.  I bet when I go in next month for my physical they will be more receptive to the idea!

I got my haircut and when I got home I had a new distributor who signed up on-line!  I love when my team grows while I am doing something fun for myself.

The B12 saga got even more interesting because when I got home my friend sent me an article about B12 that talked about the two forms of B12 available in supplements.  One is synthetic and toxic because it contains cyanide and the other is a naturally occuring B12 that is good for you.  Guess what? The B12 that I have been receiving all these years at the clinic is the synthetic one!  They use it because it is cheap and can be purchased in bulk.  This is really turning into a blessing because if I wouldn’t have known about the shortage I wouldn’t have found out there is something better!

I had a great time tonight with a group of people who love to travel…


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